How Baseball is Superior to Hockey

1. Green: baseball is played on a green field; hockey on white ice.
2. Wrigley, Fenway, Yankee Stadium: name one interesting hockey place.
3. Names: Babe Ruth, Pee Wee Reese, Ernie Banks vs. Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr.
4. Scoring: single, double, triple, homer vs. “It’s a goal!”
5. Teeth: baseball players have them.
6. Season: summer vs. winter (and even when it’s not winter they have to freeze the place to have a game).
7. Shrine: Cooperstown vs. ??? (is there such a place?)
8. Word: baseball players all wear a cup, hockey plays for one cup.
9. Instruments: bats and balls vs. sticks and pucks. Symmetry, baby, symmetry.
10. Pace: baseball plays until the boys say it’s done; hockey is governed by a clock.

11. Added SMcK: Ball. A ball with perfect seams (not too high or too much movement, not too low — this ain’t cricket) vs. a lifeless (hard to see on TV) puck. Do they apply a dab of mud from the Delaware River to a hockey puck?

OK, you hockey pucks and Canucks out there, each of you gets one reason why hockey is better than baseball … keep it to one so we can keep this one going for awhile (otherwise the first person will exhaust all the possibilities).

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.